Returning to the Classroom | Genesis’ Story

Returning to the Classroom | Genesis’ Story

SUCCESS STORIES Returning to the Classroom | Genesis’ Story June 6, 2019 Rachel Moehle, Author, The Excel Center When Genesis Ortiz withdrew from high school during her senior year, she never imagined that she’d be pursuing a teaching degree nearly 10 years later....
From Homeless to Business Owner

From Homeless to Business Owner

SUCCESS STORIES From Homeless to Business Owner March 7, 2019 Jennifer Rendant, Author, The Excel Center  Keanna Murphy, 29, is a mother of four children living in Indianapolis. She is also a professional baker who owns her own business. With plans to earn a college...
Meet The Excel Center in Clarksville’s First Graduate

Meet The Excel Center in Clarksville’s First Graduate

“Three lessons that I learned in school are that George Washington fought Cornwallis in the Battle of Charleston, not to take things for granted and never give up.” Gavin Hagan,19, was on-track to graduate high school. As a teenager, he owned a landscaping business,...
Single Father Making School a Priority

Single Father Making School a Priority

When someone struggles with being in and out of the criminal justice system, it can be difficult to break the cycle. For many of these individuals, education becomes a solution to make that happen. Cortez Adkins, 23, enrolled at The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high...
The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

Coming to the United States from a different country can present many obstacles but also opportunities. For Dior Thioune, 30, one of her opportunities was education. Dior is originally from Senegal, West Africa, and was 15 years old when she stopped attending high...
Single Mother Overcomes Obstacles to Reach High School Graduation

Single Mother Overcomes Obstacles to Reach High School Graduation

For adults, returning to high school can be a difficult task especially when life’s obstacles arise. However, with the right support, they can still thrive in a high school setting to reach their ultimate goal—graduation. Paige Mallory, 28, learned about The Excel...

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